Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone: Choker or Outmatched

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  1. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Blue Belt

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    What's your take? Chuck thinks that we have seen a lot of evidence that Cerrone doesn't perform at his best when the spotlight is on him.
     
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  2. Murder_KickHC

    Murder_KickHC Blue Belt

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    Donald is one the best fighters ever and Conor 2.0 made him look like child. One of the craziest performances we´ve seen
     
  3. Schaub

    Schaub You'd be surprised

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    A bit of both. He's a solid top 10 guy but at no point could he have been the champ.

    You'd imagine the guy with the most fights in the UFC who also partakes in extreme sports as a hobby would have very little anxiety over a fight.
     
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    Keep them nuts nice and warm if you truly believe that.
     
  5. Angry Bob

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    It's both. He's a notorious choker , but he was never gonna beat Conor either way. IMO
     
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  6. SKSer45

    SKSer45 Green Belt

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    Both. We've seen Cowboy choke on the big stage before time and time again. Don't get me wrong, Cowboy is a good fighter and probably a GOAT Gate Keeper but that's about it. He has yet to really breakthrough and the big stage and I doubt he will given his age and mileage.
     
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    accolyte1022 S.T.A.L.K.E.R Belt

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    The guy is quite consistent.
     
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    Captain Herb Bernie: Let's ride

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    Bro. Conor has taken on men tree times his size. He fears no one.
     
  10. King Joffery

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    A bit of both. Doesn't help he was up against a guy who seems to thrive on the big stage so the contrast is even more stark.
     
  11. Murder_KickHC

    Murder_KickHC Blue Belt

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    Cerrone is future HOFer who holds many records in the UFC. He hit 0 punches on Conor 2.0 like in some Matrix movie scene and got TKOed in 40 seconds and looked like he went trough 5 rounds of beating
     
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  12. Pitier of Fools

    Pitier of Fools Brown Belt

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    Prime Cerrone was a solid fighter, but he's not even in the top 100 best fighters ever.

    And the Cerrone that Conor beat was a far cry from Cerrone in his prime.
     
  13. Murder_KickHC

    Murder_KickHC Blue Belt

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    Nobody is the same anymore after facing Conor 2.0 but care to name the 100+ fighters who are ahead of him tho?
     
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  14. Dana's Moonface

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    Yes he isn't on Conor's level and conor mostly thrIves under the bright lights

    Conor beats any version of Donald any day of the week and twice on sunday
     
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    Wait until Conor 5.3, he'll have all of the belts!


































    and not defend any of them.
     
  16. Huligani

    Huligani Number One Bullshit

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    This. I think he only choked against Nate Diaz and Conor; he just stood there getting punched in the face for 5 minutes against the former, and against Conor he just stayed there in the clinch allowing himself to get shoulder striked when he should've (and normally would've) instead tried to get a takedown when he ducked under Conor's punch and got a hold of his hips. Even without those moments of freezing though, he was outmatched in both fights.

    When he got obliterated by RDA in the rematch, by Anthony Pettis, and by Darren Till, he didn't choke, he was just totally outmatched.
     
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    Its almost like he was already coming off two stoppage loses, and was hand picked to fall over in a third.

    Weird.
     
  18. Murder_KickHC

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    Defending Belt is for ordinary Champs but Conor loves to push himself and always go for more bigger challanges. Thats why he is the most popular with most fans and makes by far the most money
     
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    Both. He's top 10, not championship level, and Conor is a horrible stylistic matchup for him. He also mentally gave up pretty early.
     
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    markg171 Silver Belt

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    Overmatched. Conor fought him exactly how you're supposed to with his pressure, and on top of that broke his orbital bone 1 second into the fight, his nose 4 seconds in, then hurt him 25 seconds in, dropped him 28 seconds in, then finished him at 40.

    Cerrone didn't have the opportunity to choke. Conor simply put on the pressure from the very beginning and never let go.
     
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